Based on changes made by the US Soccer Federation, the FTSA will be modifying their recreational divisions beginning Fall 2016. The USSF has adjusted their age groups to be determined by the player's birth year. The FTSA realizes that creates an issue with players playing with their friends who are in the same grade. Therefore, we will be basing our age groupings by grade and age while trying to follow the new USSF guidelines.
The youngest players we can accept are players who turned 4 years old the previous calendar year. Thus for the 2016 season, the youngest player we can accept would have been born on 12/31/2011.
Our bylaws permit for players who miss a cutoff to "play up" a division if their birth date is within 3 months of the cutoff date and playing up would keep them with their classmates. Requests to play up must be made in writing on the registration form or by email to the league president.
The divisions for 2016 will be as follows as registration numbers allow. We are hoping to have enough registrants in 2016 to maintain boy's and girl's divisions separately.
U6 - boys & girls coed, ages 4 or 5 (must meet min. age requirement)
U8 boys - age 6 or 7 boys
U8 girls - age 6 or 7 girls
U11 boys - age 8, 9 and 10
U11 girls - age 8, 9 and 10
U14 boys - age 11, 12 and 13
U14 girls - age 11, 12 and 13
For 2016, travel players are encouraged to focus on their travel playing and refrain from participating in recreational soccer.